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Heart Medicines Priced Out of Reach for Many Americans

Heart Medicines Priced Out of Reach for Many Americans

Latest Heart News By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many working-age Americans struggle to pay for the heart medications that protect them from heart attack, stroke and heart disease, a new study reports. About one in eight adults suffering from a high-risk heart problem say financial strain has caused them […]

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Givlaari Approved for Acute Hepatic Porphyria

Givlaari Approved for Acute Hepatic Porphyria

Latest Heart News FRIDAY, Nov. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — On Wednesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the approval of Givlaari (givosiran) for the treatment of acute hepatic porphyria. Previous treatment options for this genetic disorder have only provided partial relief from the pain of porphyria attacks, according to Richard Pazdur, M.D., director […]

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Music Career Might Bring Ringing in the Ears

Music Career Might Bring Ringing in the Ears

Latest Hearing News FRIDAY, Nov. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Being a musician might be hard on your hearing, new British research suggests. Those in the music industry have a much higher risk of tinnitus than people who work in quieter settings, a new study finds. People with tinnitus hear ringing, buzzing or whistling noises […]

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Exercise Reduces Depression, Even With a Family History

Exercise Reduces Depression, Even With a Family History

Latest Depression News An extra 35 minutes of physical activity per day lowers depression risk, even in people with a high genetic risk of the condition, according to a study published this month. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston discovered the mood-protective benefits of additional exercise by examining medical records and genomic information from […]

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Lexapro vs. Xanax

Lexapro vs. Xanax

What’s the difference between Lexapro and Xanax? Lexapro (escitalopram) and Xanax (alprazolam) are used to treat anxiety disorders. Lexapro is also used to treat depression. Xanax is also used to treat panic attacks. Lexapro and Xanax belong to different drug classes. Lexapro is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) and Xanax is a benzodiazepine. Side […]

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New Role for Modern Family’s Julie Bowen: Flu Fighter

New Role for Modern Family’s Julie Bowen: Flu Fighter

Latest Cold and Flu News By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — As the long-running television show “Modern Family” wraps up its final season, one of the show’s stars is taking on a new role raising awareness about the importance of preventing and treating flu. Actress Julie Bowen was sidelined a […]

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Released From Hospital After Health Scare

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Released From Hospital After Health Scare

Latest Cancer News MONDAY, Nov. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was discharged from the hospital on Sunday after being admitted on Friday with chills and a fever. The news of her recovery and return home was issued by a court spokeswoman, ABC News reported. The 86-year-old was first evaluated […]

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Calquence Approved to Treat CLL, SLL

Calquence Approved to Treat CLL, SLL

Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, Nov. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted supplemental approval to Calquence (acalabrutinib) for treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) or small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL), the agency announced Thursday. Calquence was initially approved in 2017 for treatment of adults with previously treated mantle cell lymphoma. […]